Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, Santiago

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A commanding statue of the Virgin Mary dominates the landscape at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Built in 1904 to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, the 12 m (39 ft) statue stands on a site sacred to the indigenous prior to colonialism. Visit the church to admire its stone architecture, and step inside to look for several murals and statues. From the top of the hill, you can see over all Santiago and even to the snow-capped Andes. Take a hike up the hill to get there, or for an easier time ascending or descending, ride the funicular or hire a cab. Put Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santiago vacation planning app.
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  • An easy gondola ride takes you to the summit topped by a collosal statue that oversees not-to-be-missed panoramic views of Santiago and its surroundings. The statue and its church date over a hundred....  more »
  • Chose to walk the hill and enjoyed every step in this vibrant community space. The reward is getting to the top and a close up view of this. We were there to enjoy mass and music. Really special...  more »
  • The Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion is known for its beautiful panoramic view of Santiago from the church that sits on top of the hill. If you don’t mind hiking, walk through the serene hiking.....  more »
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  • Very peaceful place to come, whether you are religious or not. We enjoyed spending some moments praying in the chapel and sitting on the steps listening to the music and enjoying the view. Some beautiful landscaping next to the chapel on the handicap path.
  • Fantastic spot to really appreciate one of Santiago's most iconic locations located at the summit of the San Cristobal hills. As long as the weather is decent, you can take in the stunning views and grab a panoramic view of the city. The shrine and associated statue is amazing to stand up close and in person to see what's visible from the foothill. Great show of craftsmanship and it's pretty easy to come up here.
  • Cerro San Cristobal is one of the most famous tourist spots in Santiago, Chile. When my mother decided to visit me during my days in Chile, this was the first place I thought about bringing her. I knew she would enjoy the amazing view overlooking Santiago, the Andes Mountains and the Cordillera de la Costa. If you’re wondering was is that large hill that can be found in the middle of Santiago, that is the famous Cerro San Cristobal and the hill is important to many different people. For some, it is a religious pilgrimage place due to the 22 meter marble statue of Virgin Mary placed atop of a hill. For other, it is a amazing place to cycle and run and they use the hill’s open space to train and have fun. For me, this is a place to enjoy Santiago from the top and to take pictures of everything.
  • Nice view of the city if it's not too polluted outside. Takes about 45 minutes to do the trail hike, which I'd recommend because it's less crowded than the road path and easy enough anyone can do it!
  • To get here, you need to either take the funicular up or hike. In front of the funicular there is a tourist kiosk that has maps, and you can ask for directions. We took the funicular up, and walked up to the top. However, we tried finding our way down the hill by hiking, got lost, and ended up exciting the park near Los Condes. It turned out to be a fun mistake adventure, people watching and great views. We had to take the subway back into town.
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